Monthly Archives: January 2018

Makeup for Beginners: Back to Basics – Face Essentials

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Okay so being a beginner in the makeup game can be a pretty hard task to tackle.  What’s a highlight?  Why do I need it?  What does the concealer do?  How is that different from the foundation?  Trust me, we understand that sometimes you just need to go back to basics.  So we did.

Here’s a quick guide below for makeup beginners that can give you a little bit more information as to what’s what for face makeup essentials.  We also added just a couple of affordable choices in the links below but you can definitely try a variety of different products to see which one works best for you.


Cleanser

Clean your face, you want to start with a fresh and clean canvas.  Using the right cleanser will allow you to pamper your skin prior to applying makeup.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser

St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Facial Cleanser


Moisturizer

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  If you have dry skin, it is essential that you moisturize your skin prior to applying your makeup, but oily skin needs to be moisturized as well.  Moisturizers can act as a temporary barrier for the skin and help maintain its natural balance.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

Neutrogena Moisture Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer


Primer

Primer basically allows your foundation to last longer and go on smoother.   The main benefit of a primer is that it seals your pores and creates a smooth base for your foundation.

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Prime Makeup

NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer


Foundation

Creates even and uniform color to the complexion by smoothing out the overall appearance of the skin.  Foundations are designed to help reduce those unwanted imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, or blemishes.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Foundation Makeup

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation


Concealer

Concealer is most often used for under-eye circles and as a camouflage for blemishes, scars,  and other causes of uneven skin tone.  Concealers are typically able to cover discolorations and lighten dark areas of the skin.

COVERGIRL Outlast All – Day Concealer

LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer


Powder

Used to hold the makeup in place and lock in foundation and concealer to avoid cracks and ripples on your skin.

Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder

L.A. Girl Pro.Powder HD.High-Definition Setting Powder


Bronzer

Used to imitate the appearance of a natural tan, bronzers are used to highlight the cheekbones and add contour to the face in a natural-looking way.  Its used as a way to enhance color on the face.

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder

e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer


Blush

Blush adds color pop to your cheeks and can provide a more youthful appearance to the skin.   It is able to add vivacity to the complexion while visually altering the shape of the face.

Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso


Highlight

Highlighting is meant to give you that natural glow on the cheekbones, brow bone, above the eyebrow, down the nose, and even just above the upper lip (on the bow).   It subtly draws attention to certain parts of the face that you want accentuated.

Wet and Wild Megaglo Makeup Stick

Makeup Revolution Highlighting Face Powder

 

What’s New? MAC Viva Glam – SIA Collection

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We love a red lipstick, but we love it even more when it’s for a good cause.  The newly launched MAC Viva Glam Sia Collection unveiled a red lipstick to support the MAC AIDS Fund and we are here for it!  As per MAC, 100% of the selling price of Viva Glam will go to men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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SIA has always been an unstoppable force in the world of music, now we can’t wait to add her new lipstick to our red lippy collection.

 

Coming Soon: 4 New Palettes from Juvia’s Place, Huda Beauty, and ColourPop

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There are a ton of upcoming makeup launches and we’re excited to try out each and every one of these new products that are on their way!  Check them out below.

Juvia’s Place Festival Collection

The Festival Collection will consist of One Eyeshadow Palette and Two liquid Lipsticks.

Release Date February 15, 2018.

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Huda Beauty Bronze Sands Edition

The new 3D Highlighter Palette is designed specifically for tan to richer skin tones.

Release Date Coming Soon!

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ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette

The 12-shade eyeshadow palette features tones from golden to coppery hues.

Release Date January 25, 2018.

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ColourPop In-Nude-Endo Highlighter Palette

Featuring 6 shades of rich, glowy highlights.

Release Date January 25, 2018.

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So are you looking forward to these new palettes?  What other launches are you hyped about?

Morphe Brushes 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette

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Let’s talk Morphe’s beloved 39A Dare To Create palette.  The looks that are being created using this palette are beyond stunning.  With 39 super pigmented shades, its no wonder beauty addicts continue to rave about it.  I decided to design this picture to showcase some of my favorite looks from the palette.

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The palette contains the following shades:

Row 1: Bronze Chrome, Stroke, Expression, Artistic, Spark, Create, Passion, Forever
Row 2: Frame, Mass, Cut Crease, Deep Hue, Vibrant, Snatched, Vivid, Trendy
Row 3: Bare, Canvas, Sunder, Define Me, Evolve, Transitional, Sculpt
Row 4: Image, Indigo, Dare Me, Chromatic, Fickle, Inspire, Pine, So Glam
Row 5: Tailor, Colour, Cobalt Blu, Slice, Cat Eye, Exposed, Granite, Muse

Want to see how these looks were created?  Snatch The Look from these beauty gurus.

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Makeup Must-Haves – Step 1: Get Glossy

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Matte lips are lovely but what about those of us who want some gloss?  We’re a long way from adding a little bit of Vaseline to our lips to make them shine.  We’ve all done it.  These days, however, we prefer a nice lip gloss or two (or five) to bring some subtle pizazz to our pout.   So what are some of the top lip gloss options currently on the market?  Stick around and we’ll tell you!

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

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LGRating1Buzz Words:  Buttery Soft and Silky, Luscious, Creamy

 Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss

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Buzz Words: High Shine, High Shimmer, Long-lasting, Non-sticky

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

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Buzz Words:  Universal, Rose-Nude, Shimmering

MAC Cosmetics Lip Glass

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Buzz Words:  High Gloss, Glass-like Finish, Subtle Sheen

Buxom Cosmetics Full On Lip Polish

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Buzz Words:  Shimmer-sheer finish, Volumizing, Moisturizing

Okay beauty lovers, what lip gloss do you put on your lips?  Which ones are you loving this season?

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle – FRECKLE FIESTA

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Nothing says ready to take on the world like fabulously colored lips.  Mattemoiselle by Fenty Beauty did not disappoint with Freckle Fiesta.  Partying all night long?  Why not pop this shade on and dance the night away in style? This color will make sure you stay looking like the belle of the ball.

A spiced terracotta color, Freckle Fiesta is everything we never knew we needed.  The Instagram looks above make us love it just a little bit more.

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Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick – Freckle Fiesta
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Featured Instagrammers:
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5 Must-Have Mascaras Under $10

MascaraEdit1Want long luscious lashes but don’t want to break the bank to get them?  We know buying beauty products we love can cost us more than we bargained for in the long run and sometimes our budget just won’t let us splurge!  Especially at the beginning of the year after we’ve spent ridiculous amounts of our hard-earned cash on Christmas gifts, boxing day sales, and of course lots and lots of makeup.  So we figured, why not do a quick low-cost post featuring some of our favorite mascara options for under $10?  We also wanted to see how these lash-building products really rated on different sites.  Want to know more?  Well just keep reading!

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

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 Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum’ Express Washable Mascara

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Buzz Words: Easily Removable, Smooth, Collagen-Enriched

COVERGIRL Lashblast Volume Mascara

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Buzz Words:  Intensify Lashes, Long-lasting, Smudge-Proof

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

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Buzz Words:  Full Fan Effect, Layered Effect, Soft and Supple

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

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Buzz Words:  Conditioning Formula, Lash Building, No Clumps

Okay beauty lovers, do you have any or all of these low-cost mascaras?  What are your thoughts?  Are they worth it?

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle – YA DIG?!

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This lippy is definitely one that you either love or you hate. But on these Instagram beauties, we’re loving it! Granted, you might be a bit scared to try it because of its not a very subtle shade, we’ve found that people with light skin tones and darker skin tones have tried it and the results are mixed. It’s definitely a bold look but who wants to be tame in 2018? Ya Dig???!!!

A not-really-safe-for-work periwinkle blue, Ya Dig?! is great for a night on the town or you can even rock it for a concert.  Let people know that you have arrived!

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Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick – Ya Dig?!
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Featured Instagrammers:
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The 10 Best Selling Lipsticks at Sephora

BestSellersSephora2Sephora is at the top of their game in terms of skin care, cosmetics, and so much more.  If you’re curious as to where your favorite lipsticks rank among Sephora’s best sellers, we’ve put together a quick top-10 list below to answer that soul-burning question.  We know what our faves are, but did your fave make the top 10?  Find out below.

10. Too Faced
Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick

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9. Anastasia Beverly Hills
Liquid Lipstick

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8. Urban Decay
Vice Lipsticks

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7. Lancome
Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipsticks

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6. Dior
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

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5. Sephora Collection
#Lipstories Lipstick

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4. Kat Von D
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

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3. Tarte
Color Splash Lipstick – Rainforest of The Sea Collection

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2. Fenty Beauty
Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

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Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

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So there you have it.  We admit, we weren’t too surprised by the current best sellers on Sephora.com.  We can’t wait to see if Fenty Beauty continues to reign supreme in the months to come.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle – CANDY VENOM

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Sweeter than anticipated, Candy Venom is the shade that brings some extra pink to your pout.  Rihanna did it again! This electrifying pink shade has just the perfect amount of bite to it.  And as you can see from the beauty influencers pictured above, the best part is it complements almost every skin tone.

From work to play, we think Candy Venom is a great option to wear throughout the day when you’re looking to make a statement.

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Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick – Candy Venom
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Let us know in the comments below what Mattemoiselle color you want to see featured next!
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